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Global Markets Update Monday 05 March 2018

05 Mar 2018
Global Markets Update Monday 05 March 2018
Global stockmarkets took another turn down, as fears of a trade war were heightened following Donald Trump’s plan to impose hefty tariffs on steel and aluminium imports. Hawkish comments from new Fed chair Jay Powell also undermined sentiment.

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Global Markets Update Monday 26 February 2018

26 Feb 2018
Global Markets Update Monday 26 February 2018
Minutes of the Federal Reserve’s latest rate-setting meeting revealed that policymakers were increasingly confident about the outlook for the US economy. The news caused the yield on the 10-year US Treasury bond to approach the key level of 3%.

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Global Markets Update Monday, 19 February 2018

19 Feb 2018
Global Markets Update Monday, 19 February 2018
Global stockmarkets rebounded over the week, shrugging off higher-than-expected US inflation data.

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Global Markets Update Monday, 12 February 2018

12 Feb 2018
Global Markets Update Monday, 12 February 2018
Global stockmarkets remained volatile with global stocks suffering a second successive week of steep declines as they headed for the worst week since 2011. The S&P 500, Dow Jones Industrial Average and Euro Stoxx 50 Indices entered a ‘correction’, defined as a 10% sell-off from a recent high.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2018

05 Feb 2018
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 5 FEBRUARY 2018
Surging bond yields caused global stockmarkets to retreat. The sell-off gathered pace after stronger-than-forecast US wage growth raised fears that the Federal Reserve may have to be more aggressive in raising US interest rates.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 22 JANUARY 2018

22 Jan 2018
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 22  JANUARY 2018
Global stockmarkets rose as stronger-than-expected Q4 growth in China boosted confidence in the global economy. However, bonds sold off, affected by higher-than-expected US core inflation data, more hawkish comments from the European Central Banks and news that the Bank of Japan had dialed back its bond purchases.

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Top tips on harnessing the power of BBC regional radio

18 Jan 2018
Top tips on harnessing the power of BBC regional radio
This morning we went to Think Big Think Local, an event ran by the lovely people over at Good Broadcast. Jane Prendergast, a senior producer at BBC GNS and Roberto Perrone, a presenter at BBC Three Counties Radio gave us advice, wisdom and their honest opinions of good and bad PR.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 8 JANUARY 2018

08 Jan 2018
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 8  JANUARY 2018
Global stockmarkets started the year on a strong footing, while bonds retreated modestly as purchasing managers’ indices confirmed that the global economy was in robust health.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - TUESDAY 2 JANUARY 2018

02 Jan 2018
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - TUESDAY 2 JANUARY 2018
The FTSE All-World index closed 2017 with its biggest annual increase since 2009, amid increasing optimism over global growth.

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GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 18 DECEMBER 2017

18 Dec 2017
GLOBAL MARKETS UPDATE - MONDAY 18 DECEMBER 2017
Global stockmarkets rallied, overcoming another rate rises by the US Federal Reserve as sentiment was boosted by signs the Republicans would succeed in pushing through tax reform.

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